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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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November and December have been so full and abundant that I didn’t have much time to do any blogging. With the new year around the corner, I’ve decided to prioritize at least one new post a week in 2019 even when things are completely bananas! Even though I kind of disappointed myself with the lack of posts, I feel it’s a perfect opportunity to learn and something I will certainly be adding to my new year’s resolutions list!

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May your holidays be merry and bright and make sure to fit in some much-deserved rest and relaxation, I know I will be. If you also celebrate Christmas like my family and I do, I hope that Santa spoils you.

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Christmas Fun in Toronto

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Last year, Danny and I started a new tradition that I fell in love with immediately; going to the Christmas Market in Toronto.

We live in a city that is about an hour long drive from Toronto, Ontario, which is pretty sweet in my opinion because we have the opportunity to check out so many of the awesome events and things that Toronto has to offer. After going for the first time last year, we decided it should be an annual thing (no word of a lie, I’d like to go again before Christmas haha!)

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This time around, we first stopped by Casa Loma for their Nutcracker event before heading to the market. It was magical. The whole day. From start to finish.

The Nutcracker has been one of my biggest loves since childhood and I’m sure you can imagine that I was over the moon that Casa Loma made it their Christmas theme this year. Even the tunnels were decorated (and truth be told, it may have been my favourite part – the music and lights and decorations, AMAZING!)

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After spending some time at Casa Loma, we headed to the Distillery District and enjoyed mulled wine and hot cocoa at the Christmas Market. We spent the evening walking around, listening to Christmas music, taking in the lights and atmosphere and basically seeing just a whole lot of happy people doing the same thing.

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Christmas Traditions

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I grew up with a handful of traditions with my mom that I love and continue to do: Christmas eve PJs, picking out our real Christmas trees and decorating them, baking cookies and watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade (even though we are Canadian.)

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When Danny came into my life, I decided we should have some of our own traditions as well. The Toronto Christmas Market has quickly become one of those traditions but we have a few others that I’m particularly fond of. I decorate the inside of the house while he takes care of the outdoor lights, I snap photos of us with Alice tangled up in lights by the fireplace in the basement, we go out to our favourite sushi joint and have a before or after Christmas date night there, and we watch a few Christmas movies together.

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Every year that passes, the more these traditions mean to me and I count myself lucky to have them.

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